Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1241756

Variable Cattleheart
Parides erithalion

Observation date: January 26, 2020
Submitted by: Paul Prappas
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: Feeding on flowering vervain. Additional red bar at base of abdomen. I believe the female of this Costa Rican ssp "sadyattes" has this small white spot on FW. Other "erithalion" look different. They are variable...
Status: Unknown
Verified by: Charlie Doggett
Verified date: July 24, 2022
Coordinator notes: Parides erithalion has been requested as an added species for BAMONA.
Checklist region(s): Costa Rica